Library Assistant II - Children - Youth - South Branch

Library, 555 Walnut St, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #78
Friday, October 1, 2021

GENERAL DESCRIPTION


Under general supervision, to perform and supervise a variety of responsible paraprofessional library tasks in departmental areas; to plan and execute programs for children and young adults; and to assist patrons with reference questions.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED


Exercises technical and functional supervision over lower level staff.


IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Under the supervision of the Children’s Librarian, develop and conduct informative and entertaining programs for children and young adults.
  2. Review books and materials for possible acquisition by the library.
  3. Maintain departmental files.
  4. Work with audiovisual materials in conjunction with programs.
  5. Assist patrons in areas such as explaining policies and procedures, locating and utilizing requested materials, assisting in programs using premise facilities, assisting in research in a variety of areas, and the use of library instruments.
  6. Assist as needed in all circulation functions including registering patrons, checking out material, discharging material, and taking in fine payments.
  7. Provide readers’ advisory assistance to children, young adults, and adults. 


OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES


Knowledge of:


Children’s literature.
 

Developmental stages of children.


Modern electronic equipment.


Advanced computer skills.


Skill to:


Plan effective programs.
 

Work with children and parents.
 

Produce creative material to use in programming.
 

Ability to:


Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with children, adults, and co-workers.


Travel to other branches and to outside locations for programs.


Work evenings and weekends when schedule requires.


Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.


Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.


Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.


Experience and Training Guidelines:


Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
 

Experience:


One (1) to two (2) years of experience in a public library is preferred.


Education/Training:


Must have a high school diploma or GED.


College level course work in early childhood development and/or education is preferred.


License or Certificate:


A valid Texas driver’s license; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.


Special Requirements:


Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:


Travel to other branches and to outside locations for programs.


Work evenings and weekends when schedule requires.


Ability to stand, stoop, push, and pull.


With or without accommodation, ability to lift up to 40 pounds. 


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $15.05
  • Max Hiring Rate $18.09
  • Library, 555 Walnut St, Abilene, Texas, United States of America